The Warriors will have to face LeBron James and the Lakers to start their title defense in the NBA Championship. As the Warriors prepare for next season, the majority of their timetable is as yet unclear yet their premiere night rivals were declared on Saturday. Warriors will take on the Lakers at Chase Center on Oct. 18 and would also participate in the ring function on TNT.
This will be the second consecutive year that the Warriors have played the Lakers on the NBA's premiere night. Last season, the Warriors beat the Lakers 121-114 in Los Angeles on Oct. 19. Stephen Curry drove the way for the Warriors with 21 points and 10 assists. James had 34 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists for the Lakers while Anthony Davis added 33 points and 11 rebounds.